Concentration in International Business

International Business is an interdisciplinary major concentration dedicated to gaining an understanding of business in a global context. Gaining this understanding requires not only study in business, but also in the disciplines such as communication, economics and foreign language. An important component of this concentration is a full semester studying abroad, providing immersion in a different culture, language and business environment. All study abroad courses must be approved by the undergraduate business program; some courses taken at a foreign university may substitute for St. Thomas requirements.

Business Core Courses:

  • BUSN 100: Business for the Common Good (2 credits)  

  • ENTR 100: Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation (2 credits)  
  • ACCT 100: Principles of Accounting I (4 credits)  
  • BUSN 200: Business Learning Through Service (0 credit)  
  • ACCT 200: Principles of Accounting II (2 credits)  
  • OPMT 300: Operations & Supply Chain Management (2 credits)  
  • FINC 310: Core Financial Management (2 credits)  
  • MKTG 200: Introduction to Marketing (2 credits)  
  • MGMT 200: Working Skillfully in Organizations (2 credits)  
  • BLAW 300: Law for Business Leaders (2 credits)  
  • BETH 300: Ethical Principles in Business (2 credits)  

Note: The required core business courses (BUSN 100, ENTR 100, ACCT 100, ACCT 200, BUSN 200, FINC 310, OPMT 300, MKTG 200, MGMT 200, BETH 300, BLAW 300) must be completed by the end of the sophomore year. Transfer students who have not had an equivalent course must complete these courses by the end of their first semester, junior year. 

Elective Courses in Business Core:  

  • Ten credits from undergraduate courses with designations ACCT / BETH / BLAW / ENTR / FINC / MGMT /MKTG / OPMT / REAL. These credits may be taken in courses within the department of the student’s business concentration. Transfer credits with these designations must be at the 300 level or above. 

Concentration Courses:

  • MGMT 391 Elements of Global Business (2 credits) 
  • MGMT 430 Global Strategy and Management (4 credits) 
  • BLAW 322 Law for International Business (4 credits) 
  • BUSN 202 Microsoft Excel Business Applications (0 credits) 
    Or CISC 200 Introductory Computer Technology and Business Applications (4 credits) 
  • Plus: Two courses (minimum of six credits) in transnational business courses taken abroad with pre-approval of the student’s business faculty adviser.  
    These courses will transfer to St. Thomas as two of the following:
    • IBUS 450 Transnational Business Issues in Management, Marketing, or Business Law (4 credits) 
    • IBUS 460 Transnational Business Issues in Finance or Accounting (4 credits) 
    • IBUS 470 Transnational Issues in International Business (4 credits) 

Allied requirements:

  • COJO 370 Intercultural Communication (4 credits)
  • ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics (4 credits)
  • ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics (4 credits)
  • STAT 220 Statistics I (4 credits)

Note: STAT 220 should be completed by the end of the sophomore year. Transfer students who have not had an equivalent course must complete this course by the end of their first semester, junior year

Plus four credits from the following:

  • MATH 101 Finite Mathematics (4 credits)
  • MATH 109 Calculus with Review II (4 credits)
  • MATH 111 Calculus for Business and Social Science (4 credits)
  • MATH 113 Calculus I (4 credits)

Note: The math requirement must be completed by the end of the sophomore year.

Plus four credits from the following:

  • ECON 346 Country and Area Studies in Economics (4 credits) 
  • GEOG 113 Globalization and World Regions (4 credits) 
  • POLS 104 American Government in Comparative Perspective (4 credits) 
  • POLS 225 World Politics (4 credits) 
  • POLS 321 Comparative Foreign Policy (4 credits) 
  • Foreign language at the 212 level or above 
  • International or cross-cultural course(s) with prior approval of business faculty adviser